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Offline rst

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Re: What do you guys do for back problems?
« Reply #30 on: June 18, 2017, 02:31 PM »
Years ago, in my early thirties, I still thought I was superman.  As a result of that faulty thinking, I screwed my back big time hanging 4' x 10' drywall in my stairwell by myself.  Went to my doctor, who in turn sent me to physical therapy where they gave me a demonstration of stretches and excersizes, what a joke.  My high school sports/interests (not school related...I was a hippy wannabe...way too straight) were gymnastics, judo, and Goshin Jujitsu karate (military brat...13 school districts...three high schools) and could still stand on my hands with my knees locked   I talked to various guys I was playing soccer with and the vast majority had cured back problems with core excersizes.  I would get up every day and  literally do hundreds of various types of crunches.   It strengthened my back enough to stay in construction all these years.  I now do mostly Crossfit style exercizes and most of my weight training is done while walking and twisting in motion.  The stationary excersizes I do are Olympic style lifts that work muscles through the full range of motion.  I'll be 65 in December and still hang commercial steel (120 lb+) doors by myself.

Offline ear3

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Re: What do you guys do for back problems?
« Reply #31 on: June 22, 2017, 09:01 PM »
Thanks again to everyone for all the recommendationsame and insights.
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Offline Gregor

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Re: What do you guys do for back problems?
« Reply #32 on: June 23, 2017, 04:37 AM »
A waterbed helps my body fully relax at night, never lift from the back but alwaysw from the knees, move (as in excercise) from time to time.

Offline ChrisK1970

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Re: What do you guys do for back problems?
« Reply #33 on: June 23, 2017, 05:43 AM »
I have some really nice rubber mats on the floor of my shop but 6 years of rescue followed by the last 21 years of wearing a gun belt and vest 40 hours a week has taken a toll on my back in a really bad way.  I see a Chiropractor and just received an order of Turmeric with Curcumin and I am hopeful this helps too.
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